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hit the tech world of giant apple. steve jobs announced he is stepping down. the relatively unknown tim cook has become the chief operating officer and will likely replace tim. this has caused a flurry of speculation about his ailing health and the fate of the corporation he helped to bill. we're joined now from new york by the author of "be political diet." i heard that steve jobs' is described as one of the most creative people of our generation. do you agree with that? >> i would agree with that. i think especially when you're talking about the technology world. he is one of the most well-known and biggest innovators of our time. these days, it is hard to find someone around it does not have some kind of apple product, whether it is the iphone, ipad, ipod. he is iconic and he shook up the technology world, especially since you returned to apple. he did it ousted from the company at one point. he is a visionary and like any other in the tech field. >> when he took over and started sounding that company back in california, computers were a tiny little box. it really runs the gamut
for joining us. you are watching gmt from "bbc world news." still to come, changes at apple. steve jobs' is stepping down as the chief executive of the company. there have been violent clashes between police and demonstrators in chile after protesters took to the streets to support a 48- hour general strike demanding political reforms and improved conditions for the nation's health service. government officials say around 350 people have been arrested. >> protests started early. some people woke up to the site of burning barricades in the streets. this is the southernmost city in the country, patagonia. and this, in the desert two cities -- two cities united in discontent. >> the people have reacted well. they have tried to paralyze an entire country. >> the tensions have been high in chile for months. the country has not seen protests like these since the 1980's an. they have been led by the students who want a complete overhaul of the education system. teachers, bank clerks, miners, and civil servants have also joined the cause. they want the wealth to be shared more equally. they wan
want to get married. >> how about you, steve, what's your excuse? >> well, beyond the obvious or -- >> steve archibald is 28, has a master's in accounting. >> there's definitely a lot of pressure to get married, but at the same time there's not pressure to rush into any kind of decision. we can all say that we're looking. we're doing our best to try and find the potential "10" out there. >> one high church leader suggested that in looking for a mate, young mormons like steve should stop reaching for a "10." >> it's my job as bishop is to bring a little reality on this, that what they thought they were going to marry probably never did exist. you know, people have faults. some might be a little overweight, some might be losing their hair, and that doesn't mean that they are not a fantastic person. >> this is an annual social event in washington for single mormons aged 31-55. washington may not be the hub of the church, but there are between 50,000 and 70,000 members living in the area, the largest concentration east of the mississippi. for women in their mid-30s who want to sta
the formation of their own transitional council. there are reports of tanks and gun fire in a town. steve is in moscow. let us talk about the envoy there now. what is expected? >> we do not know a lot about what he is thinking about. this is russia's deputy foreign minister. we do not know who he is meeting or what he is discussing. it is no secret that moscow is deeply unhappy with the u.n. security council resolution with american and european powers are trying to get through the security council. one that would take strong starts to authorities and the president come introducing economic sanctions, freezing assets, -- those are the kinds of things that russia is against. they do not believe it will lead to peace. irresolution should not mention sanctions. it takes a more balanced view in the eyes of moscow, calling for the speeding up of economic reform. not taking an overly-critical attitude. >> while this continues, the international voice, other than a pressure -- russia continues. thanks very much, steve. still to come, new york escaped the worst of the damage as hurricane irene is
the korean war was up proxy war. pa >> armistice was signed in 1953 and created the steve demilitarized zone. >> it is a unique ecology. no one can enter. and i want to focus on not only the ecology, but the process of the ecological transformation .erry an >> this area was absolutely parent because of all the fighting that went on there. when we talk about the ecological area of the dmz, is also the ecological area of the province, it started from nothing, right? in 1953. it is in process. >> so the ecological developments over the past almost 60 years is something of a miracle. and for someone who was interested in ecology as you are, education as you are, a geography as you are, it is kind of agreement. >> i want to rename the intoitarized zone [inaudible] . geo park is a nature program. it is a complex of geography, geology, human rights, and culture. >> the idea is it for it to park. adagio para geo that would be a huge area of land, would it not be? >> geo park is not a general park. it combines with areas to your south. it is a much broader site then people think. >> after our convers
it deeply. >> thank-you, steve, for that. still to come on "gmt," as the memoir of dick cheney hits the shelves, it has already attracted criticism from the former secretary of state. stars, filmmakers, and fans began arriving in venice for the annual film festival. organizers are prompting one of their most glamorous events yet. george clooney is just one of the big names set to rejuvenate the annual gathering. his new movie, the ides of march, will have its premiere there. >> today is the beginning -- >> in his latest movie, george clooney stars as an american politician. he will be one of 23 directors vying for the top award in venice. the coveted golden lion. >> it is always nice. i like it. >> "the odds of march." >> premiers over the next 10 years -- 10 days, returning to the professional glamour of the past. >> we are hoping to bring that back. thanks to [reads names] and our old friend, [unintelligible] it may happen. >> george clooney -- madonna may be the biggest story on the red carpet. there was controversy last year when several major awards went to friends of quentin t
factors with steve rattner, nouri al rabinny, bill sahlman and bill gross. >> what they're worried about today is slow growth, recession and risk. and e fact is, over the last couple of years we put a lot of stimulus in the economy, we got the economy growing again but it's like pumping air into a balloon. >> rose: you think there's a real threat of a double-dip recession in. >> i think there is at this point at least a 50% probability. >> i think you have to think about a new kind of manufacturing. i think a lot of people are going to start to move manufacturing back here. >> today we have global economies in the developed world that were based on expectations of 2% to 3% growth and now we're looking at 0 or perhaps something less. and so this stability that was is leading to instability in the future based upon slower economic growth and/or recession and therefore declining profits. >> rose: a look at markets and the defining factors of our economic future next. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you've had a coke in the last 40 years, you've played a part in building our global recycling p
, as they are falling through the cracks. joining me from bristol is steve webb. thank you very much for joining us. this is pretty grim. >> it's a very serious warning and a wake-up call. we need to get both the state pension system right, but also, as the report says, private pensions. far too many people do not have a private pension at all. >> this is a situation which has accrued over previous administrations and no one has really grasped it. >> we have brought forward two sector plans to tackle a very serious problem. the first is to try to get the state pension system right. the current state pension is even below the poverty line. that's not a firm foundation for people to save on. starting next year, we are going to bring up to 10 million people into workplace pension savings for the first time so that they will put money in. their firms will put money in and the taxpayer will contribute. that will start a lot of people into pension saving, which is vital. >> but the people might argue they have been saving all this time and now they're finding it just will not be enough. >> i think there
on german taxpayers, who have been reluctant to prop up other european countries in trouble. steve, over to you. >> a big manufacturing city, a big city of the arts, and the old stock exchange behind me founded in 1678. in this square, there's all kinds of bits of the german life. there's a manufacturing show room over there. they have been producing pianos here for centuries. i have the current head of the firm here. why is germany, even with these figures, still performing better than other countries? >> a lot of companies are not accepting any compromise. that makes them sticking out a little bit from the crowds and performing better than others. >> with these figures of virtually no growth in the second three months of the year, what is going on? what has suddenly hit the buffers. >> i think it's too early to call. it is normal that it be slowing down a little bit when people are on vacation. i know from ourselves and other companies -- we're still running on 100% capacity and actually having trouble to supply. >> people outside germany wonder why germans are not that keen on bailing
. that is the view of steve mitnick, who has written a new study on electric valu values. it says we get a pretty good deal from electricity. right? >> yes. >> let us pick some holes in your argument. why do we get a good deal from electricity? >> there is so much in the media about how there is rate shock, electricity bills, utility bills are high and going up, up, up. so, it runs counter to the popular notion. if you look at it as this report did, 10 different quantitative analyses, to say that particularly households, bills, are a tremendous value and that over time prices have not gone up. especially compared to inflation. that is back it 1960. >> you are saying prices for electricity have been very standard and steady? >> all but seven states the average residential rates have fall -- have fallen relative to general inflation. only in seven states have they kept up with general inflation. >> what is little known is that no two states actually pay the same for electricity and we pay a lot more on the coast than in the middle of the country. >> right. one thing you bring up here in the repor
denied justice. from new york, steve kingston. >> for three months he has been a criminal defendant, a vip politician accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. but within hours, but many strauss-kahn will be free to leave america if, as excess -- if, as expected, the judge approves the request of prosecutors to dismiss the case. the district attorney says there was a hurry to sexual encounter between dummy strauss-kahn and 32-year-old diallo but they say the physical evidence does not prove her claim that the sexual contact was forced. so, the trial would hinge on the accusers' credibility and prosecutors say ms. diallo light on previous occasions, and also change the account of what she did after the attack. >> the problem was that she lied and continue to persist in her lies with the da, and how is the d a supposed to take a leap of faith if you lie to their face? >> she was informed of the decision with a 15-minute show down with prosecutors. her lawyers say the district attorney is biased and denying her justice. >> he not only turned her back on this innocent victim, but he
effect on the poor as well. >> reporter: one remedy championed by steve forbes in his run for the presidency in 1996 is a flat tax -- 17% across the board, scrapping the current complicated and loophole-laden irs code. the flat tax may have antecedents in the religious tradition of tithing, where each person gives the same percentage regardless of income. >> well, i think a flat tax would for sure be more efficient, and i think the strongest argument in favor of a flat tax is the efficiency. >> reporter: many economists, like harvard's greg mankiw, say the government should rely less on taxing income and more on a value-added tax on consumer goods, a form of flat tax found in much of europe. >> a consumption tax rather than an income tax. it doesn't tax savings. if i earn money and put it in the bank it doesn't get taxed until i take it out and spend it on something i buy. consumption is you're enjoying and also saving is a part of economic growth. if we exempt saving until later consumed it will promote economic growth. there's a strong case to be made for using consumpti
. the difficulty that arises is that the longstanding political balances that steve referred to are disrupted by these changes. it has political repercussions in turkey. the specific resignations, i think, really reflectio reflecte that's been underway for some time in civil military relations. it codifies what has taken place and codifies the superiority of civilian institutions in tha country. >> ros how much control doeserd, another institution? that's a controversial topic in turkey. and the government's sway over judicial institutions has been expand as a result of constitutional changes approved by the public in a referendum last september. as aractical matter, though, at present, st of the sitting judges in the constitutional court and throughout the jucial system are pointed by -- we appointed by other judges. d they reflect -- they reflect the inherited traditions, the inherited political views, i think, of jurisprudence going back some time. the government does have more influencamong certain elements in the country, and that's been an instrument that e authorities have used in thes
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